Embassy Theatre

program notes


Andrew Constantine, conductor
Violetta Todorova, violin
Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin
Timothy Tan, violin
Betsy Gephart, violin
David Ling, violin
Fort Wayne Ballet, Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director

The Season ends with Philharmonic musicians moving front and center as soloists in sparkling baroque repertory. The second half is devoted to Prokofiev’s legendary Romeo and Juliet, bringing together the Philharmonic with Fort Wayne Ballet, Indiana’s only full-time ballet company. Hear the Russian master’s take on Shakespeare’s timeless love story, with soaring melodies that have immediate appeal yet sound like nothing ever written before.

Vivaldi - Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, RV 725

Vivaldi - Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 3, No. 10, RV 580
              I. Allegro
              II. Largo
              III. Allegro

                   Violetta Todorova, violin
                   Timothy Tan, violin
                   Betsy Gephart, violin
                   David Ling, violin

Bach - Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D minor, BWV 1043
            I. Vivace
            II. Largo; ma non tanto
            III. Allegro

                 Violetta Todorova, violin
                 Johanna Bourkova-Morunov, violin


Prokofiev - Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
                  Fort Wayne Ballet, David Ingram,                                        choreographer


Act 1

  • Introduction
  • Romeo
  • Morning Dance
  • The Fight
  • The Young Juliet
  • Masks
  • Dance of the Knights
  • Balcony Scene
  • Romeo’s Variation
  • Love Dance


Act 2

  • Romeo decides to avenge Mercutio
  • Finale


Act 3

  • Juliet’s Funeral
  • Juliet’s Death

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Violetta Todorova, violin 

Johanne Bourkova-Morunv, violin

Timothy Tan, violin

Betsy Gephart, violin

David Ling, violin

David Ingram, choreographer - David Ingram joins Fort Wayne Ballet from Butler University to set Romeo and Juliet for their performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Ingram began his training under the Fort Wayne Ballet Artistic Director, Karen Gibbons‐Brown, and went on to dance with Louisville Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet).

Fort Wayne Ballet Dancers-

TK Armour

Rachel Aron

Victoria Angle

Samantha Berry

Teagan Bentley

Avalou Burns

Katherine Cackovic

Alan Dario Barragan Campos

Gracie Carpenter

Amanda Eve Carrick

Yu‐Chieh Chao

David Claypoole

Rudolph Davis

Erin Ekin

Tatum Farlow

Brittany Focht

Zion Harris

Anna Hess

Jessica Humphrey

Babette Hunter

Sandra Imbriaco

Sadie Jones

Cailin Kluttz

Olivia Ley

Izumi Masaki

Saki Morimoto

Carmie Schiano Nelson

Keisuke Nishikawa

Thomas Caleb Roberts

Talbot Rue

Grace Sauls

Caraline Schuppe

Christyna Schuppe

Ashleigh Sewell

Victoria Stocker

Abby Storer

Graeham Toomey

Payton Wilson

Leah Wolfe

Abby Zinsser

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